Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Jay B Muskett

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Santa Fe, NM
MacDowell fellowships: 2020, 2022

Jay B Muskett (Navajo) is an Indigenous writer from Nakaibito, NM. He has an M.F.A. in dramatic writing from the University of New Mexico along with a B.A. in theatre and media arts. His full productions include, 1n2ian performed at the University and Sheepherders Special, which was produced by New Native Theatre in St. Paul Minnesota. His short play, Dance, was selected to be a part of the annual reading at Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles. In 2018 his play, Life Within the Cracks, was invited to be a part of a reading at The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Abilene. TX. Muskett is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. While at MacDowell, he worked on a new Ceremonial Performance piece honoring the stories passed down through his people while developing an accompanying workshop that addresses the historical trauma that haunt and prevent progress within the Indigenous communities.



Jay B Muskett worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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